Cormac and Keira are my pride and joy (Cormac is pride, and Keira is joy). We love them so much that we treat them like our children and spoil them on their birthdays. A few days ago it was Cormac’s second birthday, and we got the best goodies for the best boy to celebrate.
Can you believe it’s his second birthday already?! It felt like just yesterday that we brought him home. And then it also felt like just yesterday when we celebrated his first birthday in Cambridge with all his doggie friends, during which time the dead rabbit fiasco ensued (you can read more about that here). As much as it’s been difficult moving so much and getting acclimated to different cities, Cormac has been such a trooper and we love him so much for it.
I was at work all day, but I got a text around 2pm from my husband saying that he was making dinner for the dogs. I thought we were just going to make Cormac a steak, but when I got home there was a whole freaking French oven full of beef stew for him, complete with beef broth, steak, potatoes, and carrots. He told me this took him TWO HOURS to cook, a true labor of love. I’m not gonna lie, I rolled my eyes a little bit and asked where my dinner was, but I was totally on board when I learned that the beef stew was for us, too.
We popped a few ice cubes in to cool it down, and served the stew in their doggie dishes. They gobbled up every last bite of that beef stew!! When they were done with their bowls, they came over to us and looked in our bowls like hey, I know how good that is, you wanna give me some more of that? A Labrador will never go hungry.
We cleaned up dinner, and then for dessert, my husband opens the freezer and pulls out a pint of Graeter’s vanilla bean French churned ice cream. I once again rolled my eyes. These dogs eat better than I do! Our dogs are so spoiled and they don’t know how good they have it.
Cormac had three scoops, and Keira had two, and my husband and I had some ourselves topped with caramel and chocolate syrup. Cormac licked his ice cream slowly for several minutes, savoring the taste until it was gone. Keira has never eaten ice cream before and panicked and literally took a whole scoop and swallowed it all at once. Her facial reaction after she did that was like WTF and I’m pretty sure she got a brain freeze. Yes, it’s cold, sweetie!
Of course the ice cream made them thirsty, so they drank a lot more water than usual. Around 5 in the morning the next day, Cormac jumps on the bed and is shaking and panting with her eyes closed, which means that something is not right and he’s in pain but not saying anything about it. I’m imagining we have to rush him to the vet, but nope, false alarm — we rush the boy outside and he pees for a good minute, after which he’s all fun and games. Never a dull minute with these two.
Love you Cormac, and I hope you had the best day. Happy birthday bud!!